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Which WLAN card do I upgrade to?

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15-ac033TX
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I want to upgrade my WLAN card to one that supports 5Ghz Wifi but do not know of which ones would be compatible. Would appreciate help in the same.

 

My motherboard is HP 80C2 (U3E1)

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

That model has a BIOS whitelist which prevents a person from installing any other card that did not come with the notebook.

 

If you want to experiment, you can try upgrading to this model card...it's not very expensive.

 

Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.

 

You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=L17365-005&_sacat=0&_sop=15

 

Below is the link to the service manual...

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04653884

 

The card worked for another forum member who has a 240 G4, which shares the same service manual as yours and uses the same BIOS.

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/250-g4-and-Intel-wireless-AC-3160/m-p...

 

 

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